Japheth was a son of Noah and the father of Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.[1] His brothers were Ham and Shem.[2] Japheth and his wife were passengers on the ark during the Great Flood.

The Great FloodEdit

Main article: Flood

Curse of CanaanEdit

Main article: Curse of Canaan

After the Flood, Noah grew a vineyard and one day he became intoxicated. His son Ham found his father passed out and naked in his tent. He left his father there and went and told his brothers. Shem, along with his Japheth covered Noah's nakedness with a garment. Noah discovered that Ham did nothing cursed Ham's son Canaan.[3]


  1. Genesis 10:1-2
  2. Genesis 5:32; 1 Chronicles 1:17
  3. Genesis 9:20-27